Food tours are the perfect way connect with your clients and colleague, family and friends. From team building and client entertainment, to birthday parties and date nights, sharing food and drink is the best way to create an authentic setting for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together. Find the perfect San Francisco food tours by occasion below!
A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience that’ll make you look like a rockstar.
All of our San Francisco food tours and dining experiences are led by a vetted and trained expert Avital Host or Guide. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with rich storytelling and group engagement along the way.
No waiting in lines and each course is served seated at a reserved table. Tours can be an intimate, small-group experience yet still have that same VIP feeling for large groups.
Dietary Restriction Friendly
We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for and full! We’ll ask for your restrictions after booking your food tours.
Taste The Best
Instead of visiting a whole bunch of average places with tiny toothpick bites, we visit 3-4 incredible restaurants that not only serve stellar Sand Francisco food and drinks, but are passionate about storytelling and the guest experience.
I was tasked with planning a team offsite for my company and I was so excited when I found Avital tours! They made the experience easy, seamless, and stress-free from beginning to end. Everyone absolutely loved the experience I was getting compliments left and right for planning and picking it but Avital did all of the heavy lifting!
Best food tour I’ve ever gone on. Nikki was the best tour guide, she made the tour. I loved the stories about North Beach, the foods, the ethic groups, and any other info I wanted. My first time in SF was so memorable and I plan to return and book the Mission food tour.
What an incredible experience. Let’s start with Nikki, our amazing tour guide who gave us so much information about The Mission neighborhood, it’s history, and spiced it up with personal childhood stories.The restaurants were a perfect mix with delicious bites and drinks. Avital pays extra attention to gluten free and vegan options. I will remember that Sunday!
San Francisco Food Tours are organized events that take guests to several restaurants. The value of taking a food tour versus visiting the restaurants yourself is that food tours are typically guided by a local that will show you hidden gems and provide rich context and stories about the place you visit, not to mention you’ll taste the best foods in the city. Food tours San Francisco are great for visitors who want to experience a lot in a short period of time, but also for locals to experience their city through a new perspective.
Avital’s Food Tours are prix fixe, progressive meals with appetizers, entree, dessert, and drinks, each served seated at a different restaurant. Guests can choose from either North Beach or Mission District food tours. We also have a free self-guided Chinatown walking food tour featuring the tastes of this cultural Chinatown district and the awesome immigrants stories. All of our San Francisco Walking Food Tours focus on quality over quantity. But we promise, you won’t leave hungry! Our goal is for you to enjoy the highest quality ingredients – small plates with huge flavor and rich stories. We strive to shift your perspective and create a sense of connection with the cultural neighborhood, its history, each restaurant, and the people.
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Creating Connection with San Francisco Tours Since 2011
I’m Avital, a certified wine and water sommelier (yes, that’s a thing) and self-proclaimed comparative food tasting aficionado. I started Avital in 2011 to highlight the incredible cuisine in my hometown of San Francisco, from Chinatown to North Beach and beyond. Since then we’ve expanded to over 12 cities across the U.S., hosting food tours and interactive private dining experiences designed for groups (although we still offer awesome public walking food tours for individuals and couples too with the best local guides)! Plus we host a curated collection of innovative virtual events.
Like the extraordinary Chef José Andrés, we believe in the power of food and know that sharing it is the ultimate way to connect. Whether you’re organizing an event for your colleagues and clients, a birthday for friends, or special occasion for family, our food and drink dining experiences create authentic settings to create memorable moments and connect.
Owner of Avital Food & Drink Experiences
“I realized very early the power of food to evoke memory, to bring people together, and to transport you to other places.”
Chef José Andrés
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Our Food Tour Neighborhoods & Districts
Each San Francisco neighborhood and district has it’s own incredible food story to tell, each with unique restaurants and tastes.
A charming district renowned for its rich Italian-American heritage and delectable tastes. Meander through the historic streets of North Beach, where cafes and trattorias beckon with the aroma of freshly brewed espresso and homemade pasta. Each bite in North Beach tells a story of tradition and innovation, offering a glimpse into the district’s culinary legacy.
A melting pot of cultures and flavors that reflect the diverse communities of San Francisco. Here, you’ll discover a tapestry of tastes from Latin American to contemporary Californian cuisine. Indulge in authentic tacos, artisanal chocolates, and innovative cocktails crafted with local ingredients. The Mission District’s vibrant food scene is a testament to the city’s culinary creativity and cultural diversity.
SF’s Chinatown is the oldest and largest Chinatown outside of Asia. Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and tastes as you navigate the bustling streets lined with dim sum parlors, tea houses, and herbal shops. Sample traditional dishes infused with centuries of culinary tradition, and learn about the enduring influence of Chinese immigrants on San Francisco’s food culture. We don’t currently offer a Chinatown tour, but we do have an awesome Free Self-Guided Chinatown Food Tour!
From North Beach to the Mission and beyond, our food tours San Francisco offer an immersive exploration of these iconic neighborhoods, where every bite is a celebration of heritage and innovation.